If you received a notice that your practice is being audited by the Department of Audits and Accounts (DOAA) or the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), it does not mean they are conducting a criminal investigation. However, your audit could lead to criminal charges for Medicare and Medicaid fraud—especially if you make errors during your audit or do not handle it properly.
The purpose of your audit is to find overpayments submitted to Medicare and Medicaid and recover these payments. The auditors will look for billing for services not provided, overbilling for services provided, and multiple billings for services when one bill should have been submitted. Here are some tips for helping the audit go smoothly:
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